British Columbia Construction Association’s Integrating Newcomers Program by Joy Stephen Polinsys

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This video does not involve any selection criteria for the general public on migration options, however it may shed some light on the direction of Canadian organizations on servicing labour needs in a province and for newcomers to the province to be informed of such a service. credits for this content goes to Lexbase, sourced through a personal subscription.
“The British Columbia Construction Association’s Integrating Newcomers (BCCA IN) is a program that helps newcomers to Canada enter the construction workforce in British Columbia. Funded by CIC, the BCCA IN facilitates the economic and social integration of immigrants approved for entry into Canada. Please note, assistance under this program is available for: Convention refugees and Protected Persons as defined in Section 95 of the IRPA; Protected Persons overseas who have been selected for resettlement in Canada by CIC; Individuals who have been selected, in Canada or overseas, to become permanent residents pending completion of medical, security and criminal verification statutory requirements; and Permanent Residents who have not become Canadian citizens. Opportunities exist for experienced trades people and new entrants. There are a broad spectrum of construction occupations which include labourers, skilled trades, technicians,
technologists, design professionals, and many support occupations. Many job openings are available cross the province and BCCA IN is here to assist newcomers to BC access these opportunities.” “If you are coming to Canada and are interested in working within the construction sector in beautiful British Columbia please contact” Alice Calmettes, International Services & HR Manager, BC Construction Association – Integrating Newcomers: e-mail:

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